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CNN
Jan 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
president obama with the policies they have seen to succeed. they think the policies will hurt country. republicans don't want to do that. that's why republicans just voted against barack obama do they want a president to succeed? would they like to see obama headed in a different direction than he has been and make the country successful? yes. they don't want the country to fail. they don't want their president to fail. but these policies that they just voted against, i think republicans still don't think they are good for the country. this san opportunity for president obama to reach across the divide, the campaign is over. is it? that is one of the big tests we're gonna see, does he still talk about rich versus poor? does he still divide the country? does he talk about well, social justice is still the big issue, not growth for everyone. is it one america against the other? >> let's talk more about that, because if we asked people what kind of president will president obama be in his second term? and this is what they said irk 20% said obama will be outstanding, 34% said above avera
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
walks of life, from all corners of the country, are going to be watching president obama take the oath of office for the second time tomorrow. and student president of clark atlanta university, tyler joshua green, remember that name, tyler joshua green, he will be one of them and he joins me now from atlanta, where he and 50 other students will get on a bus this evening to ride to washington. tyler, welcome. this is a huge moment in history. are you and your friends excited about being able to witness it? >> we are absolutely excited, ready to get on the bus and head down to see history in the making. >> yeah. did you vote last year and is this your first inauguration? >> this is my first time voting, my first inauguration and it's a wonderful opportunity to vote for someone that otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to. so, we are, in essence, making history in our own right. >> president obama became the first african-american president. what has that meant to you? >> i think that it's, first and foremost, a monument to us occasion, for the fact all the historical figures and
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
for the country. this san opportunity for president obama to reach across the divide, the campaign is over. is it? that is one of the big tests we're gonna see, does he still talk about rich versus poor? does he still divide the country? does he talk about well, social justice is still the big issue, not growth for everyone. is it one america against the other? >> let's talk more about that, because if we asked people what kind of president will president obama be in his second term? and this is what they said irk 20% said obama will be outstanding, 34% said above average. 12% said below average and 29% said poor. so what can the president do to boost those approval? >> that is still 54% of the american people. he won with 53% of the vote. many republicans wanted him to be a one-term president but now that he has a second term, i think it's time to put aside just the -- that we see in politics today and focus on the big issues. the president reaching out. he will continue to reach out. but the republicans also will have to meet him halfway. a reason why we have the big stretch of the
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
president obama to reign in gun violence in this country. david kerley is at the white house tonight. >>r. >> reporter: after a shot gun is accidental fired and three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two more injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere. >> hey, we finally made it in! >> reporter: calling it guns across america, supporters turned out opposing the president's plan. >> reporter: gun control was not on the president's second 46 term agenda until what he called, the worst day of his presidency when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentioned this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some of his proposals. gun show background checks an owner database, banning high capacity magazine clips. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans -- >> reporter: it's
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
national day of service. the obamas joined americans across the country in volunteering. >> final preparation are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> we want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million people showed up. while they expect a smaller crowd this time, expect the pump to be every bit as big. president obama starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009. but many say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. coming up on a special edition of "this week." white house senior advisor david plouffe looks ahead to his second term. his cocharacters eva longoria, previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. our coverage begins tomorrow at 4:00 a
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 2:00am PST
. america has great expectations for president obama and at the same time the country is divided on issues important to everyone. the president is promising to bring the country together. can he? what will his agenda look like in the next four years? tonight we're going to find out with top advisers and experts. let's get started. joining me now is massachusetts's governor, president obama's campaign co-chairman. welcome. how are you governor? >> good evening, piers. i'm well. how are you? >> i'm very well. excited by inauguration weekend. the first one i have covered since i have been at cnn. palpable, i think, anticipation in the air about what kind of barack obama we're going to see now that perhaps the shackles are off in the sense that he doesn't have to worry about being re-elected. he's got four years left and it's an opportunity for him to really go for it. >> well, i think we're going to see a president with a new level and a new kind of resolve as we did through the campaign. i think we're going to see some of the things we heard about already in terms of immigration refor
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 11:00am EST
>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you. >> i can hear you. >> a time for change has come! chris: obama at the threshold. account president combine grand prospects for glory with today's hard realities? can he offer a vision of a greater future and a practical way to confront debt in spending? can he address goals of historic consequence like immigration, while dealing with the grim money matters that routinely divide the country? the roosevelt way. could barack obama, even if he confronts a hostile opposition, still pursue a historic legacy, like f.d.r. in world war ii? could he hold a fighting action on one front to push for spending cuts while battling for gun safety and immigration reform on a second front? finally, picture-perfect. there are beautiful american families, a and no one treasures them more than the man in the white house. in the same week the president spoke parmelee about the time he spends with his daughters, reaction to that hateful n.r.a. ad may have shown how warmly the country has adopted them. chris: i'm chris mat
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final preparations are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> with something of this size and magnitude you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can possibly make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million showed up. speak they expect a smaller crowd this time. he starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009, but he faces enormous challenges. 54% of the country say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. a heckuva lot warmer than during mr. obama's first inauguration. reporting live in washington. abc7 news. >> you are right. i was there four years ago, and it was frigid. let me ask you about security at the inaugurations. the crowd is smaller this time around, but i'm sure the security is just as tig
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 11:00am EST
obama and say the hope is back. there's something, we're in a country, the other thing, you know for sure, there will be a first latino president or a latina president. there will be a first gay president. a first lesbian. we're going to keep making this history. i don't want us to get used to it. i want the goose bumps every time. >> what struck me about watching that and there have been a lot of pieces on this over the last week or so, is how comfortable the president seems. you know, four years ago, he hadn't be spent a lot of time in washington. he was, you know, effectively a junior senator who became president of the united states, and there was all of this high expectation for h
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am PST
♪ >>> coming up, as president obama second inauguration approaches, religious voices on the mood of the country and the outlook for the next four years. >>> and bob faw reports on the shameful history of lynching in america, and african americans who found ways to forgive. >>> major funding for "religion and ethics news weekly" provided by the indianapolis based family foundation dedicated to religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. the jane henson foundation. and the corporation for public broadcasting. welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. final preparations are underway in washington, d.c., for the second inauguration of barack obama, taking place on monday, martin luther king, jr. day. the benediction will now be given by the reverend luis leon of st. john's episcopal church, where the obamas sometimes attend services. leon replaces evangelical pastor louie giglio, who bowed out after controver
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00am PST
himself as a texas rancher. what is a texas rancher listen to? country. >> reporter: president obama's upcoming celebration will spotlight country along with rock, r & b and pop. this year's lineup includes brad paisley, fun, stevie wonder and katy perry. ♪ you're a firework >> reporter: an inclusive lineup that reflect the loaders has a diverse taste in music. >> it almost looks more like they book it had by looking at the ipod of barack and michelle and looking at the ipod of their daughters. >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morni
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
are focused on him, today president obama sought to fix the country's collective gaze on martin luther king jr.'s legacy on this national day of service, sprucing up a washington elementary school with the first family, while the vice president and his family helped load goodies bound for fighting service members, veterans and first responders. >> i'm always reminded that he said, everybody wants to be first. everybody wants to about drum major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum major for justice, be a drum major for looking out for other people. >> we want to help the unfortunate families. >> reporter: across the country, they did just that, lending helping hands in orlando, where volunteers built a garden. new york city at a habitat for humanity event, and chicago, writing letters and making care packages for troops overseas. >> let's remember what they've done for us. >> reporter: the president added service projects to his inaugural schedule in 2009 and the message appears well received. in 2011, 64.3 million americans, more than
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 3:30pm PST
? the senate democrats? or the white house? >> the house republicans and barack obama profoundly disagree on the direction of the country. they disagree on moral, cultural, fiscal and social issues. that's-- >> i don't want a divided answer. i want who is the bigger or biggest culprit? >> well, obama proposes and they reject. >> he can't bear to say it's the republicans' fault. the tea party republicans are obviously the fault in the house. and the senate republicans bear the brunt of abusing the filibuster, the point where they've used it 385 times while reid has been the leader. it was used once when lyndon johnson was the speaker and that was the great civil rights battle. it's a total misuse and abuse of power. >> harry reid should not get a free pass. he has prevented republicans from ever offering amendments on a lot of these important votes. his management of the senate is imperious and when republicans have allowed things to move to a vote, not filibuster them, he still prohibited republican amendments so he bears at least half the blame for what's going on in the senate.
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
president obama now to say to the country, these are the things that will are left undone that we, together, must find a way to do >> michael, as a speechwriter first, who would you look at to kind of -- who's analogous at this point for president obama and his speechwriters to look back. just tell us, first you and then don, how do you write that sentence that gets engraved, you know know, on some granite somewhere 50 years from now? >> this is the most formal of all the speeches the president gives. you are trying for high rhetoric in a speech like this they don't all succeed. 16 second infalling in ras, not too many of them are memorable, except the most memorable in american history. >> the ones michael and i worked on. >> yes, of course. >> i do think that you can't really write for granite. you write where is this moment in the broad context of american history and the great purposes of american history? and i think the president does need to address, in a forthright manner, the profound political polarization in our society, polarization between congress and the president t
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am EST
between the u.s. and many east asia countries. and obama officials talk about that as a big project of the second term. >> well, that is the perfect segue to my next guess. christiane amanpour, i don't think there's anyone better to talk about that. >>> from ending the war in afghanistan to the never-ending crisis in the middle east, then dealing with china and north korea, foreign policy will dick kate much of president obama's second term. joining me now, christiane amanpour. welcome back christiane. >> i'm great, great. nice to be with you. >> here's my gut feeling, either confirm or deny this. i think president obama's foreign aspirations are pretty minimal. i think his instincts are i need to focus on domestic issues in my second term and theless frankly i can get our boots dirty on the ground around the world, the better. >> i agree with you. he said it himself. in an interview, he was asked his priorities for the second term. he listed five. none of them were foreign policy, but as you know, and as the president knows obviously in and any administration knows. >> es not your pri
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
other countries resisting a pollution standards agreement were meeting in secret. >> president obama and secretary clinton were talking kind of alone, you know, in some hallway and he said let's go. and she said, let's go. >> so they kind of barged in. >> they kind of barged in. they said hey, guys, what are you doing? >> we're here. >> what's going on here. we're here and we got the deal done. >> secretary clinton has logged just shy of a million miles as secretary of state and usually on board, cnn foreign affairs reporter aleece labbit. >> this is the press cabin where the journalists or traveling press sit. as we move forward it's different. >> that's where all the action takes place. a lot of communications equipment. this right here is the line of death. >> what's the line of death? >> this is where all the classified material is and so they always say to journalists can't come in because they have this classified bag, but let's cross it. >> let's cross it. >> and this is where the secretary does all of her business. this is -- >> this is her cabin. >> this is the secretary's c
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the obama campaign. chain suffered a brain tumor in 2010 while she was out of the country and uninsured. >> i started applying to every insurance plan that i could because they had to perform brain surgery to keep me alive. every plan you can think of. all of them, denied me. >> reporter: in this video which she made for the obama campaign, she says the only reason she was able to get insurance for her pre-existing condition was because of obamacare. >> i recovered 100% from a life- threatening brain tumor when i was previously denied insurance from every providers. >> reporter: as part of the day of service tradition president obama started four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr.. >> it really touches me and i just wanted an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that welcomed so hard on the -- worked so hard on the campaign. >> reporter: and a host of other events still to come throughout the weekend and into monday. the next one coming up for us will be heading to the golden state bash. a numbe
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 2:00pm EST
washington can't wait for it to be over. >>> president obama enters his second term with a country and a congress divided. >> white house officials say his inaugural address tomorrow will be hopeful. we'll ask a former speech writer for president reagan what the president needs to say to set a positive tone for the next four years. we're back in a moment. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >>> welcome back. everybody, president obama was sworn in for a second term earlier this afternoon. he got some big hugs from his wife and his two daughters. there are some people who are not so happy that he won the election. thak a look at the poll numbers, a new cnn/"time" magazine/orc poll, shows the president's approval rating is 55%, 43% disapprove of the way he's doing his job. breakdown, 92% of democrats say they approve.
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
, ask what you can do for you country. >> president obama has learned many lessons from the predecessors including what to put in a speech, but has he learned any lessons from his own past speeches? we have and we will share that with you later this hour. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. erone. there, i said it. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large incr
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
%. but what i'm looking at is the country's expectations. when president obama was first inaugurated, he became -- and a lot of his staffers will tell you this -- sort of a victim of the high expectations that the public had for him. now the expectations are kind of lower, so the folks in the administration are saying, well, if the expectations are lower, maybe we can overperform a little instead of underperforming like people thought we did last time around. so they're kind of looking for the glass half full part of this. equation. >> one of the things going on beneath numbers indicates a sort of tsunami of hyperpartisanship that this administration has tried to operate in. it's a stark partisan divide. 76% of democrats thinks things are going well in the country. only 28% of republicans feel that way. so that is really a reminder of the divides at work. >> i think what we don't know right now, one of the big mysterie mysteries, is where this economy is truly going. we hear from a number of people like jamie dimon has been arguing, we get a grand bargain this economy will take off.
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
second and first inaugural address. when barack obama appeared four years ago the country did not know him, the beginning of his presidency. now for bet he and worse people know him. they know his strengths, weaknesses, the areas he's achieved and failed. it's more setting a brief mood for the country coming together. we have all this behind us. we're going to look ahead and then we'll get into the knitty gritty of our plans. >> second inaugurals are interesting things. some presidents have chosen to look backwards to talk about their accomplishments in the first term. others have not. george w. bush did not talk much about his first term but decided to make a bold foreign policy statement. what are the considerations that go into choosing what you say. >> when you look at the history of inaugural addresses there are some determined by the trajectory of history. john f. kennedy gave a speech that codified the moral commitments of the cold war. ronald reagan's first inaugural speech was an economic speech. the context was inflation which was a threat to the country at that time. but mos
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
the sensation of this weekend four years ago was around the fact that barack obama had been elected the first black president of this country. how much of that sense still exists now four years later or how much of it is just part of the past and now we're moving on? >> i don't think it's part of the past and we're moving on. people are cherishing that and looking for the next four years to be stronger in terms of action and inexclusiveness for all people. i think it's going to be a good four years. >> how do you bring the congressmen together. >> what is a thing that's going to make people who don't really seem to necessarily know each other, i was surprised when i heard that the other day from a senator. senator mansion i think said it how do you bring people not only to know each other, but to want to work toward a common goal? >> well many of us are trying to bring people together. one of the things that i'm doing as part of an organization called faith in politics, every first weekend in march, we take a group of democrats and republicans, leade erers of the house and senate on
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
out in the state capitals across the country yesterday. thousands of them took part in the "guns across america" rallies aimed at blocking president obama's package of gun control proposals. america's favorite pastime has lost two of its haul of fame greats. stan musial one much baseball's finest hitters who played for the st. louis cardinals for more than 20 years died last night at his missouri home. he was 92. and earlier yesterday we received word that 82-year-old earl weaver, the colorful long-time manager of the baltimore orioles, died while on a caribbean cruise. in pro football, the winners of today's nfl conference championship games go on to play at the super bowl. the san francisco 49'ers face the atlanta falcons in the nfc. on the afc side the baltimore rains take on the new england patriots right here on cbs. the ultimate crime-fighting machine. the bat mobile from the 1960s tv series batman went up for auction yesterday. the top bid was $4.2 million. the identity of the new owner is a secret. same as it was with bruce wayne. now the weather. the tale of two forecast
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am PST
. is this something the obama administration is going to have to deal with. if these countries do not want the outside help and they don't want u.s. assistance in there, how will the obama administration deal with al qaeda in north africa? this is now one of the key questions on the table. randi. >> barbara starr, thank you very much for your reporting. >>> some other news now, we have shocking video to show you from a political convention in bulgaria. we do want to warn you, it is fairly shocking. you can see a man running to the stage and pulling his gun. oh, my goodness. luckily, it fails to fire. the would-be assassin was targeting the leader of a minority party in bulgaria. before he could try to fire, again, he was pushed, tackled and beaten. stunning. >>> honda has announced its second major recall in just over a month, again, because of a problem with their odyssey minivans and suvs. some of the airbags may have been put together incorrectly and not deploy when you need them. they are recalling 750,000 vehicles. >>> sad news for baseball fans. stan the man has died. i'm ta
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
happen. it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the obama campaign. chane suffered a brain tumor in 2010 while she was out of the country and uninsured. >> i started applying to every insurance plan i could, because they had to perform brain surgery to keep me alive. every plan you can think of, all of them denied me. >> reporter: in this video which she made for the obama campaign, she says the only reason she was able to get insurance for her preexisting condition was because of obamacare. >> i recovered 100% from a life- threatening brain tumor. >> reporter: chain said giving back was the least she could do as part of a day of service tradition president obama started four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> i just wanted an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that worked so hard on the campaign. >> reporter: really a wonderful day out there on the national mall today. next we'll be heading to california's ball, talking to some of the top state legislators who will be there, about issues like gun control and the democrat
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 11:50am EST
volunteered during president obama's campaign. this is one of the proudest moments of my life, to see the country coming together. so many different cultures, so many different people taking part in the country. i think this is a great day for america. host: next, a call from oklahoma city. caller: i was wondering how race played a part in this election. it seems that the racial tensions are starting to grow. i am afraid to see what is going to happen in the upcoming years. i wish people would not look at race and look at people as people. it scares me, what is happening in the world. host: thanks for the call. history on why there is two ceremonies states back to president monroe in 1821, who consult the supreme court because the official date back then was march 4, which fell on a sunday. president monroe deciding after the courts and other public institutions were not open on sunday, they moved it to the following day, on monday. on six different occasions, this has been the case. today being the seventh. the change to the inaugural date was ratified and took place for the second i
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> axelrod: dean thanks very much. three dayses after president obama unveiled his gun control proposals, opponents staged rallies in buffalo, new york, and other cities around the country today. organizers of the so-called "guns across america" event hoip to block any new federal gun laws through local legislation. since 1998, the f.b.i. has maintained a database of people legally prohibited from buying guns from felons to the menltally ill. but many states have been slow to report the names of their mentally ill residents. since the newtown shootings however, there is signs that is changing. here's john bentley. >> reporter: despite four years in a pennsylvania mental hospital, emmanuel nzambi was able to buy a gun in that state. he used it to kill mary moola. brian perry was nzambi's attorney. >> any person who has been involuntarily committed to an in-patient mental health facility should not have the tiebility purchase a handed gun period. >> reporter: perry believes the shooting could have been prevented if pennsylvania had reported nzambi's name to the federal database established
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
inaugural address is, of course, tomorrow. here with us now, two former obama campaign press secretaries. bill burdan and general psaki. take us inside the president's challenge. jen, let's start with you. ladies first. >> thank you. >> after the 2008 election, the entire country had this history before us. there was this hopeful moment. we're in a very polarized town right now. what's the challenge for the president? >> well, one advantage, let me start with that, is coming out of election night or actually on election night, the president was really reflective on the fact that it felt sweeter. you know, he had to work harder for it. it was -- you know, nobody knew what was going to happen the day before even though we felt good. that gave him some real confidence going into his second term. but definitely, we're not facing an economic crisis, so that's an advantage. however, the country is divided. he knows he has to be creative about his path forward and if he wants to get things like immigration and gun control legislation reform done, he's got to figure out how to find c
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
below president obama. and i think there's a sense in the country, jeffrey's point, that he is -- that he is a serious enough man, he has this warmth but also serious, so that something might happen to president obama, god forbid, that the country would be comfortable with having him as the commander in chief and as the president. >> yeah. you have no doubt that he is looking ahead to 2016? >> no. >> david, do you? >> no. no. >> jeffrey, do you? >> he is 70 years old. that's big factor. yes, he is looking ahead but i'm not sure the country would be ready for someone in their eighth decade running for the first time for president. >> hillary clinton would not be that much younger. >> an issue for her, too. less of an issue. >> i think it is helpful for the president to have the hints that he might run again because you the president is going to soon enough run into the question of being a lame duck. if people are looking at joe biden as potentially a successor, it, in effect, keeps his strength going longer than it might. >> keeps energy in the administration, absolutely. and i
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
even she could eclipse the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. >> reporter: it was a busy preinaugural day for the first lady and her husband, the president. they volunteered their time at a local school as part of this national day of service. they were honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, and the president called on americans to do the same by helping neighbors in need. around the country an estimated quarter million people did exactly that. blocks from the white house volunteer organizations offered dozens of ways for people to serve their communities, regardless of age. >> this is a good job to give back to those people who need our help. >> you definitely want to give back and have people pay it forward. >> taking satisfaction in giving back to others on this national day of service. and speaking of services, the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow at noon at the white house. brian mo
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
your country can do for you, but what you can do per your country. they whereabouts the biggest lines at the time. but over time, they became important. how important is it for barack obama to find that one line that is important to his approach of governing? >> i hope he's not thinking about that. i think he is not. a line is a sentence and a sentence is a thought. it only lasts and breaks through and has meaning if it is a real thought. writing is thinking. when you can listen to a speech and hear the thinking, then that's a real document, you know? you can't just write lines. never try to do that. >> last time around, it was under 20 minutes, which was good, people approach brevity, especially on a cold day. we will see how long it is this time. >> the president has stepped into his second term in an intimate setting inside the white house. the inauguration is supposed to bring the nation together. but it is no secret that the country is politically divided, perhaps more than ever before. let's get some perspective from our political experts, karl rove in new york, joe trip pyis he
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 9:30am PST
very few unifying ceremonies and we are in a political system and a country that in certain ways is more fractured than ever. here's one opportunity you wouldn't want to miss. the other thing is that i think we forget sometimes what it was like when barack obama came in. you know, the banking system and the economy were both falling apart, two wars were going on, not doing well, other problems. he didn't have the luxury that most presidents have to come in and say these are the four things i think are important to achieve to take the country forward. so in a way we should get more of an idea from this speech of who he is, what he wants to do than we did the first time. >> what do you expect, james, to be addressed tomorrow? >> well, i think it will be very hopeful and i think that there will be more policy sort of subtly laden in this speech about what the secretary needs to be. i think there will be stuff in there about commonsense gun safety, about immigration reform, the things i think this immigration wants to really try to get done in a second term. i agree with the panel, too,
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am EST
michelle obama's hair do is what folks were talking about. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it's about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great and when i think about who we are, when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses, and our amazing military kids. >> today was also something called gun appreciation day. thousands of gun advocates gathering across the country to rally against the president's proposals to reduce gun violence. >> too many in this country have been silent too long. we cannot -- we cannot -- we cannot be silent any longer. those 20 beautiful children who lost their lives in newtown are no longer able to speak for themselves. we have to speak for them. >> trying to outlaw certain black guns because they're black guns and hold large rounds of ammunition isn't going to do anything to stop those monsters >> i don't think it's really something they should attack. it's our amendment. it's our right to bear arms if we have the right to come out h
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
richard blanco, born in spain to cuban exiles to emigrated to this country, the first latino and first openly gay poet. today, we spoke to him about his connection to president obama and here's part of what he had to say, in his own word tos. >> the connection to the inaugu theme of future to me symbolizes the salt of the earth that was my family. you know that their hard work that we are all in this together, that it takes -- it takes a village kind of feeling. and so, the thing i identified by a lot. part of the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child sort of having to negotiate some very important cultural questions as well as i have had as a cuban-american and that whole question of where do i belong? you know, what's home? the sense of the support of the family and you that idea that our parents always wanted us, my brother and i, to always do better than them. i will never forget that speech at the con investigation are we are one america and that made me feel so much like i was one of those one. and even though my work has been specifically a
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. >> it was a busy pre-inaugural day for the first lady and her husband, the president. they volunteered their time at a local school as part of this national day of service. they were honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king. the president called on americans to do the same by helping them meeting neighbors in need. around the country, an estimated quarter million people did exactly that. volunteer organizations offer dozens of ways for people to serve their communities. regardless of age. >> this is a good job to give back to those people who need our help. >> you definitely want to give back and have people pay it forward. >> giving back the others on this national day of service. speaking of services, the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow at noon at the white house. in washington, wbal tv 11 is very >> now, you're a 11 insta weather plus forecast. >> temper
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
impact that dr. king had on our country. i think that it's a huge tribute that president obama chose to pick dr. king's holiday for his swearing in. >> your father, of course, marched with dr. king in selma in 1965, and he was one of the close advisers. what remains to be accomplished with regards to the fight for civil rights in this country? >> you know, i think that more than just civil rights as it relates to, i mean, the voting rights act was a huge part of what my father and dr. king stood for and fought for and today, we still rank 136th out of 172 democratic nations. and so, we have to work to get all people to the polls, of all races and genders, to make sure that we are exercising our right as americans to vote. i think that when we walked to that ballot box, we create change. >> row tyou are the ceo of a ch called give locally.net. it is a web effort, and it is web philanthropy if you will, and do you see this as a 21st version of the civil rights? >> yes, absolutely. we all have to do our part to make a difference in the world. and give locally.net is a tech model we star
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
transit police are swearing in officers across the country that will help them with security tomorrow. >> the new recruits are coming from as far as way from san francisco to secure the second inauguration of obama, and seth is near where that will be under way. >> reporter: metro says transit policing is a special type of police work and that's why they invited 150 police officers from all over the country to help them with the metro crowds, and even houston, and atlanta and some from our own backyard and all the officers had to exchange their badges from their home turf to a special inauguration badge they will be wearing tomorrow. they watched a special thank you video from the president where he let them know how much he appreciates their hard work tomorrow, and they will be in training today to see how the system works and the emergency procedures. >> transit police something unique, and it's crowded and wur kpbg with customers, and that's what the officers will see. we believed it was important to bring in officers from other transit properties to assist us. >> reporter: now in
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
to wave and say, we support you. >> reporter: the president and mrs. obama heard a sermon that reflected the theme of this inaugural. >> in all of our undertakings, we need to move forward under his leadership, move forward under his guidance and direction. i think if the country can come together and do that, we'll be a better place. >> reporter: today the president was sworn in on the bible used by abraham lincoln in the white house. tomorrow martin luther king's bible that accompanied him on marches, in jail cells, through times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gai
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
beds in 2008, looked up and see obama and say the hope is back. there's something, we're in a country, the other thing, you know for sure, there will be a first latino president or a latina president. there will be a first gay president. a first lesbian. we're going to keep making this history. i don't want us to get used to it. i want the goose bumps every time. >> what struck me about watching that and there have been a lot of pieces on this over the last week or so, is how comfortable the president seems. you know, four years ago, he hadn't be spent a lot of time in washington. he was, you know, effectively a junior senator who became president of the united states, and there was all of this high expectation for him which his aides will tell you that was a problem because they could never live up to the expectations. if you look at barack obama in that picture, it was sort of like, okay, let's do this, let's get to work. i have a lot i need to do. i'm thinking about what i've got to do over the next four years. very realistic. somebody who's established a real working relationship
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
there were ten inaugural balls in washington, d.c. president and michelle obama went ball to ball in a big celebration. this time around, nations the challenges the country faces and economic problems and the budget issues here in d.c., they've gone much smaller. there will be only two presidential inaugural balls tomorrow night. they'll be in bigger venues and one will be at verizon center here. there will be plenty of opportunities to do it. it's been more subdued in terms of crowd. last time there was 1.8 million people estimated to have been on the mall. just today organizers have downgraded their estimates, they have predicted 600 this had to 8 high school,000 they have moved that down to half a million to $700,000. as we get nearer and nearer to the ceremonial issues of tomorrow they are looking at smaller crowds. an illustration of waning enthusiasm for the now re-elected president. he didn't get as many popular votes nor electoral votes as four years ago. his turnout will be smaller too. >> heather: and i hear it's going to be cold out there. bundle up. >> reporter: nothing lik
FOX
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >>> president obama pushed for stronger gun control regulations. >> we have a strong ownership of guns in this country. i believe most gun owners believe we can respect the second amendment while keeping irresponsibility from causing harm. >> on tuesday, the president signed 23 executive orders toughening existing laws. the first of the hearings on these are scheduled for next month. >>> hundreds of people gathered at the state capitol to protest tougher gun laws. ♪ bros bright stripes >> the protest -- whose bright stripes ♪ >> many say this is another way for the government to chip away at the second amendment. >> the this is gun appreciation day. own and buyers are urged to send a message to contact and president obama -- openers and buyers are urged to send a message with them to this facility. >> reporter: volunteers are working to complete this condominium complex in daly city. why so many are pitching in today. >>> how the lbgt community is being represented in this year's presidential inauguration. >>> and baseball fans say goodbye to a hall of fame legend. look at you guys wi
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
is an aspiration a level, a bit of discrimination of what we have gone there as a country. this is a characterization of what we have been there as a country. a few of the great goals for the four years to come. not a lot of specifics. >> president obama has the luxury of one more day to prepare for his speech. typically every president is different. what is happening 24 hours before an inaugural speech? do you suspect the president has everything in place typically bill clinton would work on his major speech is almost up to the last minute. i understand that president obama has some of those tendencies as well. this is such a big moment for the president that you have to make sure that he find 26 and it really is his voice. speechwriters' can give him a great draft. at this moment he is putting his final touches on it. >> we were talking about a lot of references to the 701 words by abraham lincoln. >> first of all, and there are not a heck of a lot of second inaugural addresses out there. lincoln's definitely stand out. possibly george w. bush. so much has happened in his first ter
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am PST
from obama to obama, but what it shows is that it's the president taking the oath of office to lead an entire nation, to heal some of the divisions of the election, to bring the country together and lead into a second term. from the ceremonial aspect, the pomp and circumstance is much, much different than four years ago when you had hope, change, 1.8 million people on the mall. the first african-american president ever elected. >> the crowd very different. >> the biggest crowd ever in washington ever on the mall including mlk's speech i have a dream. this is a moment we're watching, but that was a transitional moment in american history. >> tell us about as someone who watches these inaugurations, takes a look at history overall, what will you be watching for tomorrow in both the ceremony and the address that the president is going to give? >> well, jenna, i'll be looking for what his maybe four policy priorities that hee before he becomes a lame duck. we're two years out from 2014, only four years from 2016. really, he's got a hundred days, really maybe a year to create his legacy. we
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
car and took off. >>> and this was the day gun advocates rallied around the country, from buffalo, new york, to harrisburg, pennsylvania. the sentiment was the same. anger at president obama's sweeping package of federal gun- control proposals. cbs 5 patrick was there. >> reporter: in pacifica today, more than 200 people rallied in support of the second amendment. >> we need weapons. >> what for? >> to protect ours. if -- ourselves. >> the president's plan is a balanced plan to bring about safety or our children. >> reporter: but steve says the law is strict enough as it is, and if pressed, would he use his gun? >> if i was a victim of a violent crime, if somebody broke into my house and they were in there, sure, i would. what am i supposed to do, let them kill me? >> reporter: but in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, this woman just wants to keep her kids safe. >> i don't want to have to hire armed guards around the school to protect them from the possibility of someone bringing in an assault weapon and shooting 30, 40, kindergartens. how many times does it h
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
of hollywood, and president obama includes a parade with young people from around the country. >> what he is doing is going to high schools and colleges and groups that are never invited to a parade, much less the presidential inaugural parade. >> reporter: don't worry about breaking the federal budget with what he gets paid. >> it's all volunteer, and nobody gets money. and i hope they are not watching, but i would pay them for the honor of doing the announcing. >> reporter: barbara harrison, news4, washington. >>> while, his first official inauguration parade was for president eisenhower, but he got his start before that. >> he volunteered for president truman's inauguration when they needed a last-minute president, and that's 11 presidents over 60 years. >> if you look behind him, so many stories in that one room. every trophy, every little badge, and gosh, what a great interview. >> it would be great to sit with him and listen to his stories. >>> last minute work under way on the floats for tomorrow's parade. some states are getting special recognition, and hawaii and illi
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
] little reminder tomorrow, tomorrow is a day to pray in america. a day to pray for our country and leaders and i hope you will join your fellow americans for a day to pray. details at adaytopray.com. >> on wednesday president obama flank would by biden defended his action to go for a 23 step plan on gun without congress. >> it is based on the work of joe's task force . in the days ahead, i intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality. because while there is no law or set of laws that prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, we have an obligation to try. >> texas congressman steve stockman made news. he said he would take any means necessary to stop the president from bypassing congress even arcticles for impeoplement. congressman stockman. you would do whatever it takes. what kinds of actions you take to reverse the executive orders. >> mike, right now what we did,
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
and fought by france with help from the u.s. and others in the neighboring african country in mali . president obama, the words sounded like a preview. we will continue to work with our partners, to combat the scourge of terrorism in that region. more to come, harris. >> you answered my second part of the question of what happens now. we look forward to hearing. >>> and jerl sits next to mali. the pentagon answered calls from france to help fight. but now african leaders france wants them to fight to take over for the french forces to root out terrorist in mali, it seems like they need money, plan ammunition among them. the u.s. has been giving intelience information and logistical support to the french. the french war planes are bombing the rebel bases. the intervention started last week. >> here at home debate over gun control heating up. second for -- support for the second amendment. pro gun groups are urging americans to show up at gun stores and ranges to show support for gun ownership. brand new fox polling show overwhelming support. the last fox news poll only 28 percent of
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 1:35am EST
president and first lady showed up to do their part at d.c. elementary school in northeast. the obamas painted a bookshelf and helped repair parts of the schools. there were thousands of volunteers in our area and across the country who also volunteered for community service to honor the late dr. martin luther king, jr. >> this is what we celebrate. this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> tomorrow the president takes the oath of office at noon to begin a second term. it will be a private ceremony at the white house. the public swearing in takes place on monday at the u.s. capital followed by the inaugural parade. >>> it's not a sellout of four years ago. hotels are reporting 70% occupancy. still that means hundreds of thousands of visitors adding millions of dollars to the local economy. they're coming from all parts of the country for the celebrations this weekend. jennifer shows us the glitz and glamour behind the state inaugural fash
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
to go in president obama's first term. we have a new snapshot of the way americans view the country right now. john king is here with his magic wall. what do you see? >> as the president prepares to take that oath, are the american people with him as he heads into a second term? how do they feel about this? our brand-new poll shows this, people think things are going well in the country. 51% say badly. you see a divided country here and you think, wow, that is not a bad number for the president. when he took office, remember the finance crisis. as the president takes his oath for the second term. this is the high water mark. haf of americans think things are going well. >> let's go to wolf. >> thanks, anderson. kate balduan is with us today. why the president is doing this today and tomorrow. >> i got this question from many people. this decision was made because this official inauguration date, january 20th falls on a sunday. the constitution requires the president to take the oath today. all the public festaveties are being saved for tradition. >> you're watching what's going on c
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
tremendously persuasive. i don't think his advocacy of obama care and the health care bill supports that. >> it did pass. >> it did pass with chicanery but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members so we'll find out. you saw by putting up the statements from some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and al
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
their second inaugural addresses. not recapping but what we've been through as a country. then, a few great goals for the four years to come but not a lot of specifics. host: because the this day is a sunday, president obama has the luxury of having one more day to prepare for his speech. what is happening 24 hours before an inaugural speech? do you think everything is in place or is there fine tuning going on? guest: typically, at least the president i worked for bill clinton, would work on the major speeches up to the last minute. i understand that president obama has some of those tendencies as well. this is such a big moment for the president that he has to make sure he fine tunes it. it is his voice. speech writers can give him a great draft but i think at this moment he's putting his final touches on it himself. host: we've been talking this morning about second inaugural addresses and a lot of references to lincoln's second saturday much more famous than his first address but that is the exception. guest: i suppose it is. there aren't a lot of inaugural addresses out there.
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 11:00am EST
obama the first time and to still touch chords that raise the country up as his aides seem to say he is going to do tomorrow. >> within a week of this inaugural, he said publicly that republicans are suspicious of government's activity in relieving hunger among the young and the poor. you sort of have to wonder what kind of tone he's going to have. i think what we will look for in the inaugural, i expect it will be from a loft perspective, historral and not in any way partisan. but i would like for any indication of that. i think his state of the union address will be highly partisan and reflect the attack on republicans that he has carried out since the election day. the inaugural is a place where you have to do the malas toward none that -- and he sees himself, i think, in many ways as sort of an heir of linkon. -- link lincoln. >> i would suspect not. but with obama, you never know. >> it was reported in trying to get a fiscal cliff deal, president obama threatened the republicans that if they didn't get on board, he was going to use his inaugural address and state of the union ad
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 2:00am PST
pacifica, 200 people showed up to support individual rights and to voice their fear president obama will take away their guns. the crowd recited the pledge of eye leans which showed their love of country but not the government. there were chevrolet gun shows across the country, and accidental shootings happened in three of in raleigh, shotgun went off and three people were hit by pellets in indiana and ohio, accidental shootings at two gun shows injured two people. no one was seriously injured. >> in san leandro today young women were invited to write letters to victims of tragedy. they rote letters to families of victims of hurricane sandy and thesandy hook shooting. >> didn't like it they hurt so many people, and i just want to stop the violence, what's happening in the school, and to keep the school safe. >> ama: the letters will be published in a book. >> leigh has the full look at the forecast. >> leigh: what a day it was. oakland high today, 70. we had 72 in santa cruz. close to those values tomorrow. live doppler 7hd mainly clear, a few high clouds near san jose, towards sant
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
little more than 24 hours away from the second inauguration of president obama. good morning from the nation's capital where we have taken the program for the this historic event. i'm chris hayes. yesterday was celebrated as gun appreciation day as gun shows around the country. five people were shot in separate incidents at three gun shows. and here in washington, vice president joe biden is about to take his official oath of office to begin his second term and we're standing by to bring it live to you as it happens. right now i'm joined by msnbc contributor jerry bernstein. former chief economist and policy adviser for vice president biden. and new york tannen. former domestic policy direct or four the obama/biden campaign. and jen saki and former obama white house deputy communication's director now seep your vice president and manager director at global strategy group, i public affairs and research firm and back at the table, democratic governor mallory of connecticut. good to have you back, governor. >> good to be back. >> we're going live to the vice president's residence of the
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm EST
country. thank you, emily's list. we are emily, and we ain't seen nothing yet. thank you all. [applause] >> a look at the jefferson memorial. president obama's public inauguration as tomorrow, which happens to be allocated. -- mlk day. [indistinct conversations] >> large crowds gathered here this weekend at the immelt came memorial. we have live inauguration coverage starting tomorrow -- mlk memorial. we have live inauguration coverage starting tomorrow. next, a look at how u.s. presidents have feared his starkly in their second term. the specific -- have faced in their second term. host: want to welcome author and historian richard norton smith. the most memorable second term address was by abraham lincoln. guest: there are people who thinks that it outranks the gettysburg address. it is the greatest way sermon ever delivered in america. anyone who questions lincoln's spirituality as opposed to his denominational membership, read the second inaugural. it is a remarkable addressed for its eloquence. for the message. at that point, clearly the war is almost over. the obvious thing to do
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
to pressure lawmakers on the inside will take ma a difference? >> i doubt it. president obama won 51 percent of the vote a clear victory, but it is not as if the country is overwhelmingly on his side on all the issues. the way he handled gun control, the issue he did not expect to deal with and he put it first, understandably, i suppose, but he did not privately meet with republicans including republican moderates. there are plenty of republicans who are in between the most hard-line second amendment position and president obama's position. if you were johnson or bill clinton you would have private meetings or ask your chief staff or others to have private meetings with republican members and say, what can we do? what can we agree on? no. they have this task force that is entirely testimony of all the people on his side, the n.r.a. comes in for 20 minutes and he announced the gun control, he does 23 executive orders and has a list of legislation. there is not much evidence that he wants to or knows how to try to co-op the republicans. >>bret: the moody -- bloody end to the algeria
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
is the country and in many ways the world to watch barack obama take the oath of office tomorrow on the steps of the u.s. capitol which is right behind us. >> rules are rules. according to the 20th amendment, the president and vice president terms must end at noon on january 20th. behind closed doors, president obama and vice president biden will take the official office beginning at least in the vice president's case just moments from now. >> here is the breakdown. the vice president will be sworn in at the naval observatory within the half hour and we will have complete coverage and in an hour, he will join the president for a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. the president returns to the white house for his official swearing-in ceremony which will happen in the white house blue room. >> president obama's immediate family will attend the event as chief justice john roberts administers the owe. you may recall the president took the oath twice in 2009 when the chief justice flubbed the oath. i hate to say that but he flubbed the oath at the public swearing-in. >
FOX Business
Jan 20, 2013 4:00am EST
bother them since their canned is already elected. the group will be run by obama's former campaign manager and will be funded mostly with corporate donations. more evidence the obama team is more interested in making their main man look good than fixing the problems facing this country coming up, our banks taking you for a ride and it comes to add to it -- debt collection? the top five. who has been named the most eligible bachelor. ♪ c, afc, offensivlineman, defensive tackles, quarterbacks and cornerbacks are all working with united way. for a million little reasons. the kids of our communities. to ensure their academic success, all the way to graduation day. it takes about 12 years to create a graduate. it takes the same time to create a dropout. and the difference between a kid becoming one or the other could be professional athlete. or it could be you. studies show, the earlier we get to kids, the better their chances. so become a united way volunteer reader, tutor or mentor. make a difference in the life of a child. for the life of that child. give. advocate. volunteer. live
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
basic movement in this country, not just the traditional union agenda, we don't have a chance. on the other hand, with that kind of agenda, i absolutely believe we can change this country as president obama talked about in 2008. the change you can believe in, the change you work for. >> what has president obama done for labor in these last four years? >> well, i think he's tried to do quite a bit. i think in his heart he definitely supports, you know, working families. part of the outcome piece is what gets through the u.s. congress. so he definitely supported health care bill much more like speaker pelosi than what we ended up getting through the senate finance committee, onto the senate floor and eventually adopted a year later. he definitely supported workers' rights legislation. he definitely supported much more agressive moves to stop the foreclosures. he definitely supported climate change. so part of this is really -- you know, we would love to see more active white house support for these democracy initiatives so that the change that i'm sure he still believes in has some
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Jan 19, 2013 11:30pm PST
and through inauguration day on monday. >>> president obama use his weekly address to pish his plan for tougher gun controls. >> we have a strong tradition of gun ownership in this country and the vast majority of gun owners act responsibly, but i also believe most gun owners agree that we can respect the 2nd amendment while keeping an irresponsible lawbreaking few from causing harm on a massive scale. >> on tuesday the president made a series of proposals and signed 23 executive orders that beefed up existing gun control law. the fierce senate hearings on the president's proposals are schedule for the end month. >>> there were separate shoots at gun shows across the nation today. in raleigh, north carolina, police say three people were injured when a shotgun accidentally fired. the owner brought it to the gown show to sell and didn't unload it. in minneapolis a man shot himself in the hand. and in medina, ohio a gun dealer found the he was checking out was loaded when he pulled the trigger and discharged. it wounded a bystander in the arm and leg. >>> those shootings came as hundre
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
for her and all the other children in this country. let's make sure this country is a safer place for all children to learn and grow. thank you. have a great weekend. >> hello. i'm congressman james lankford from the great state of oklahoma. tomorrow president obama will be sworn in for a second term. though we disagree on some terms, we want to pray for the days ahead. are the last four years, our nation has faced tough economic times. millions of americans are out of work and gas and food prices continue to rise. we have never increased spending or debt faster than we have in this period. i weiss mad -- a wise man leaves an inheritance for their children and children's children. federal spending is dragging our economy down rather than lifting our families up. it is time for democrats and republicans to work together to get our nation and families back on track. every family and every business has a budget. our nation should have a budget as well. every year, the president is required by law to submit a budget by february 4. for the fourth time in five years, they will be late to su
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
here in the country where people with becoming more aware of the latino presence, and the importance steps that latinos are playing right now, especially in politics, you know, the latino vote very important in getting obama re-elected, and now, you know, the event that the republican party, it seems, that they really do need to change their thinking with latinos, and the issue important to us like immigration. i am very excited about, you know, the way the country is looking at latinos and to realize that, you know, we are an important part of the society. we need to work hard to create immigration reform to help those here to definitely move up, and to become an important power in politics and sectors of the society. very exciting times. >> host: speaking of the 2012 vote and latino vote, did you vote for president obama? are you a citizen today? >> guest: i am a citizen today, yes, aam. >> host: did you support president obama for re-elect? >> guest: i did, i did, i voted for him. >> host: can you tell us why? >> guest: i voted for him because, first of all, di not like the way ro
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
have to compete against china, against other countries, is if we have a very well-educated population. it's my hope in this term, president obama will get to implement the great ideas that he has to link those two, education and economic competitiveness >> if i didn't say so, you're both democrats. >> we are >> i probably should add that. but congressman, you're a freshman congressman. what to you is the most important issue? >> well, of course, getting the nation's fiscal situation in order is probably the over-arching issue that we need to deal with. also, immigration reform, of course, gun safety. but i think right now, at the moment we're in, in our nation, making sure that both parties can come to the table and work and come to agreements in earnest. it's been a long time since we've been able to do that. so whether it's gun safety or whether it's immigration, if you can't come and sit in good faith and work things out, then you're going to continue to have a lot of the gridlock we had before. i also think that speaker boehner should really consider dropping the hastert rule, for
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
four years and leaving messages, not always quietly. i am very much opposed to the guns in our country. i do believe that people on the republican side have been unfair to president obama from the beginning because they are the ones who did not accept his invitations. host: thank you for the call. what is the nra opposed to a gun registry, we can finally tracked for the guns come from. itst: first of all two absolutely captures some of the sentiment out there. it has been strong from the start. democrats like to point out that mitch mcconnell said the senate republican leader said his chief job was to make president obama a one-term president. it is responsible for the gridlock in the chamber for the last two years or so. i would set one interesting thing about the numbers is that president obama's approval records right now is exactly the same, i think it is the same as bush's was as he began the second term 49% approval. interesting parallels, the republicans are just as unhappy with president obama as democrats word with president bush in 2005. there are parallels between parties by
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
think the biggest challenge for obama is actually to give the country a sense that something is going to get done, the dysfunction in washington isn't hopeless. and, that he is going to be able to actually even in small ways, change things for the better. >> chris: well, i think it is fair to say, watching the first interview with david plouffe and the second interview with roy blunt, there was talk about common ground but, sure not a lot of specifics. bill, one of the interesting developments, and we talked about it with mruf, the president's campaign organization, turning into an issue advocacy group. obama for america, osa, is organizing for action, osa, and you and i remember -- i remember ronald reagan used this, if you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat. is that what it is about? and will this president be as successful as ronald reagan was in making guys feel the heat. >> he's entitled to tie and, ronald reagan was reelected with 50% of the vote and barack obama, 51 and, barack obama did not campaign on gun control which he's now -- a top legislature p
CW
Jan 20, 2013 8:30am PST
then suffered health problems. >> gun advocates rallied around the country voicing their opinions on strict airplane patrol as being propose. picket signs were brought out interest austin, texas to buffalo, new york. crowds showed their anger at president obama for his federal gun control proposal. and in pacifica more than 200 people rallied against the 2nd amendment. those against stricter firearm patrol want their voice heard before president obama signs the bill at the end of this month. >> we need the weapons -- . >> reporter: what for? >> to protect ourselves. if a crime is committed, the cops come ten minutes after it is over. >> how many times does it have to happen before we say let's address the key point of the issue to take ability away from the people mentally disturbed to get the weapons. >> a rally in favor of stricter gun control also showed town voice their concerns. >>> meanwhile rescue crews from hawaii found the bodies of two men from san francisco. the 46 and 47-year-olds were exploring the rocks along the coast when a wave pulled bake interior the water. griffit
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
the country's worst financial crisis since the depression. her book is "bull by the horns" tonight on c-span's q&a. >> after that, president obama and by its -- and vice president biden had a wreath-laying and president obama took the oath at the white house. here is a look at the events today. vice president of the united states, accompanied by justice sonia sotomayor. [applause] >> the vice president has asked for -- ask that we bless the occasion with prayer. so, let us pray. the profit micah reclaims did you have been told, mortal, what is good, and what the board requires a view, only to do justice and love goodness, walking calmly with your dog. -- god. gracious god, we ask your blessing on your servant, joseph, as he renews the pledge he made to his country. in all the complexities that, this world, give us your wisdom so that he can know what is good and give him the courage to always do what is right. walk close by him so that he can do justice and labored tirelessly for a more just and gentle world. empower him to be a voice for those without a voice. for those on the margin
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
certainly the obama administration that hopes maybe coming out of some of the celebration still in the air here they'll start or try to bring the country together. you mentioned that vice-president biden will be going first, in just a few moments, justice sonia sotomayor will swear him in and he and the president will be at arlington national cemetery laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown and in the blue room hine me on the aren't side because the constitution says he needs to be sworn in on january 20th and the ceremonial stuff will happen on the capitol west front tomorrow. some of the celebration started yesterday, a children's inaugural ball the first lady went to along with dr. jill biden and trying to get folks involved this and also the president and first lady participating in a day of service, they participated in a project here, service project here in washington d.c. and they had a lot of cabinet members, the vice-president and others doing that as well and when the president had a chance to speak, he made it clear that he hopes that the festivities today and tomorrow will
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
the country. we had the flight of manufacturing jobs until recently. there's a bit of a turn around there. it seems to me president obama's biggest priority should not be the deficit. it should be restoring shared economic growth. yes, we need to do something about the long term deficit. i think the big argument is going to be between people who want to argue that the whole deal is deficit reduction. let's spend all our time putting on our green eye shades and talking these numbers. ezra will be excellent in describing what the numbers need. in fact, we could get a deficit on a decent course for a few years with about 1.5 trillion deficit reduction then move on to other issues. you are going to talk about it later, obviously guns and immigration. can we restore shared growth? >> yeah. >> people at the bottom go up as well as people at the top. that was the core promise for the obama campaign. >> this is not a small thing. there is no guarantee. if we bring down the deficit, there's no guarantee the next president will be a democrat or to the left of center. we may want a deficit red
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
role of a persuader is to bring the country along with him. >> reporter: but for president barack obama on the eve of his second term, time may be running out. >> we re-elect a president for four more years but in truth he only gets about a year to 18 months before his effectiveness begins to fade and the jockeying for a successor. so that's about all the time he has to do those last big things that will define a legacy. for this president his second term agenda means not just winning over the country... >> most people who know me know i'm a pretty frenly guy. >> reporter: ... but also his opponents. the first president who understood inside the belt way persuasion was thomas jefferson who faced politics as polarized as any today. >> he believed, i think rightly that it is harder to say no to someone when you know them >> reporter: john meacham's latest book is thomas jefferson the art of power. >> the lesson for president obama from thomas jefferson is to use the dinner table. just bring people around. come to the president's house >> reporter: you mean literally have dinner >> yes lit
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